Bank asks judge to sort out accounts in Durkee case

The bank used by a campaign treasurer accused of co-mingling money from the accounts of numerous California politicians, Democratic clubs and nonprofits filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court to ask a judge to sort out how much money belongs to each customer.

The suit details 398 accounts that the treasurer, Kinde Durkee, controlled at First California Bank and how much money is in each one.

Durkee, was arrested this month and charged with mail fraud for allegedly filing false campaign finance reports after she transferred $677,181 from an account belonging to Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) to an account belonging to her Burbank firm. Federal investigators are probing whether she may have embezzled from her clients.

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